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to ask people at city hall what happened. selected job prospects are better in texas. john: that is true. politicians could grab your land. but they do have the freedom to arm themselves. thinks to this woman. her parents were murdered. >> with the guy that did it was like a rabid dog. >> buying a handgun in california is not a simple task. john: or even a license to open a business. texas vs. california. that is our show. tonight. john: 20% of you one at a five americans lives in texas or california. california is the biggest texas is the second california is a dream where movie stars and beaches growing at more than double the national average until 1990. over the last decade to million more americans moved out of california and moved in. many moved to other states the texas population grew at double the national rate. one of those is chuck devore author of the texas model saying that texas governs better. matt welch also moved from california by your magazine is still based their? why is reason magazine in the horrible state? >> that is where we have spent since 1971 and it gets us ou
>> i am the director of community affairs. it is a great pleasure to introduce mr. john martin. >> thank you all for being here. [applause] thank you for being here for the opening of the marine response emergency facility. i want to begin by introducing several dignitaries. the first is commission vice president mike hardeman. thank you. and commissioner steve nakaja. and i want to introduce our police department deputy chief at the airport, the guy in charge. david chen is here. from the adjacent coast guard facility, the commander. and we have staff members from our congressional delegation. we have staff members from senator feinstein's office, nancy pelosi's office, and others. thank you for joining us today. [applause] throughout our history, safety and security has always been our priority. safety and security of our passengers, and safety of our employees. we are building on that commitment by commissioning what is the first fire rescue boat house facility on the west coast of the united states. more simply -- [airplane noise] we are at an airport. this is the first mar
at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's pugh, no. 28, became no. 54, which we know as the president's pew. this is the pew the president sets in when he attends services at st. john's. on most regular church occasions. it is marked with a brass plaque to let everyone know this is the president's pew. anyone can sit in the pew. is only reserved for the president when he chooses to attend a service. not always does the president said in this particular pew. when you have a special occasion when protocol dictates a special service of some kind or funer
, actually my first attempt to use photoshop took a picture of george washington, john adams and start them altogether and that was the founders signed monster, the great collective founding fathers opinion. the rhetorical effect to finance depends on the unanimity. if you say some founders believe x, some believe why and hear barack obama is talking about why you not ask. rush's statement dominus entering a nonhistorical conversation when he said the founding fathers believe x. barack obama believes why becomes a state. so at a very fundamental level, the discourse imus on me to can't draw that distinction between the founders believed in those founders believed for some founders believed because that historically incoherent unanimity is fundamental to the way. >> host: is there any hope of propagandists to have a meaningful, construct a conversation about the founding fathers? >> guest: i think that's at odds with what most propagandists are trying to do. >> host: let me ask about the founding fathers apart from an author says that about them. was this a special group of people? maybe the
rogers and johnathon, and tracey burns and john lay field . joining us this week is christian dorsey. tracey. n this can't be cut what can? mass transit subsidies employ. really? >> cheryl. if you think they are going to cut the benefits they get for themselves, i have a bridge to sell you. they will schnook us for the perks. they can vote on it and they couldn't bring it to the floor to discuss it. no, no way we want the perks. it does not bode well on our debt ceiling. >> talking about spending cuts. what does it say about us. >> the cuts are needed and to tracey point no one can push them there in programs like the 160 mlion transportation subcity. besides the fact that it is full of proud and 25 percent of it is fraudulent. whdo they get the unbelievable perks that no one gets. it is 48 more than those in the private sector. >> and christian, this takes washington to a w level of disappointment because they don't get it to a vote and address the program for taxpayers. is this a signal that nothing is going to change. >> you are suggesting that you shouldn't subsidize transit but
now our joe johns joins me live with this group of people who are behind us and investigation side. joe, you know, there will be eyes and ears on people who are behind us, the buildings, they will be in the sky. you know, security is going to be tight. what's expected to happen this time? >> first, i got to tell you, hopefully nothing. that's what the authorities saying. so far, there's been no credible threats, no advisories, no alerts, all safe and quiet. now, as to this issue of swearing in, there was actually another swearing in today. >> my goodness. >> a swearing in that nobody knew about, the 2500 reps, 2100 or so police officers coming from a variety of places all over the country, 41 different states, 18 or so jurisdiction and all rose -- threw their hands up in the air and swore to protect this city, washington, d.c., to abide by the laws and to help out in the inauguration. so, there you have it. just a sea of police officers. and frankly, that's only the beginning of it. there are also national guards people, the 4,000 or so police officers from the district of columbia
evening from washington. i'm john king reporting live from the national mall. >> and good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. hundreds of thousands of americans are going to join the ones you see here gathering to watch presidential barack obama to take the ceremonial oath of office. >> the big public events are tomorrow. the president, though, officially began his second term at noon today, six hours ago, on this, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> cong
and ravens win they go to the super bowl. coached by brothers, jim and john harbaugh, just 15 months apart. abc's john schriffen is on the story. >> pretty fierce. they don't face off today but could be at the super bowl. all right, so harbaugh's parents are faced with a really tough decision today. do they go to atlanta to watch their son jim coach the 49ers or do they go to new england to watch their other son john coach the ravens? well, not wanting to pick sides mom and dad will reportedly watch at home with no distractions rooting for both to make it to the big game. brothers jim and john harbaugh, separated by just 15 months, on the verge of facing off on the biggest stage in sports. this is one problem for the two nfl head coaches. jim's san francisco's 49ers and john's baltimore ravens both have to win on the road to get to the super bowl in new orleans. >> who's got it better than us. >> all: nobody! >> reporter: considered two of the best at what they do, not everyone is a fan of their in-your-face style. father jack harbaugh coached at some of the biggest college football progra
. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to see you. >> congratulations. >> great to see you. this is my wife. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter -- walter mondale, a dan quayle, al gore, the company the -- accompanied by their wives. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the color guard, comprised of each of the members of the armed forces as they present our national colors. ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. >> where do you we go? ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. ro
john paul steven, who administered the oath four years ago, add card and i'm sure sonia sotomayor will have a card to read it to the vice president. >> you worked for four presidents, david gergen, so take us a little bit inside this vice presidential ceremony we are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the his
luis leon of st. john's episcopal church, where the obamas sometimes attend services. leon replaces evangelical pastor louie giglio, who bowed out after controversy erupted over a sermon he gave in the 1990s condemning homosexuality. myrlie evers-williams, widow of murdered civil rights leader medgar evers, wildeliver te iocation anthe brooklyn tabernacle choir will sing. >>> this week, many religious groups praised president obama's newly announced measures to try to reduce gun violence, particularly his call for mandatory background checks and a ban on assault weapons. vice-president biden said the nation has a "moral obligation" to prevent future tragedies like the school shooting in connecticut. at a press conference in washington, members of an interfaith coalition reiterated support for strongerun control, saying they agree that it is a "moral imperative." >> we stand together because we know beyond all else that god is love. let us love one another, bind ourselves together and challenge the onslaught of violence in our nation. >>> also this week, christian groups ramped up th
rising over the capitol building. >> i'm john berman live on the national mall in washington as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration, which is today. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for a second term as mandated by the constitution. that will happen around 11:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this, including exactly how many people are still missing. let us tell you what we do know right now. the algerian ministry said it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the three-day standoff. the interior m
." it is sunday, january 20th. glad you're with us, i'm randi kaye. >> i'm john burrman. glad to see you here this morning. we're live on the national mall as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for his second term. that will happen at 11:55 a.m. eastern time this morning. >> in just two hours, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office and all day long, cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, the political and the historical context of the day. first, we want to bring you up to date now on the hostage situation that is happening in alger algeria. the crisis is all over this morning, but so many questions, including how many people are still missing. here's what we do know at this hour. it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the standoff after three days. the interior ministry almost 700 hostages have been freed, as long with foreigners at least 23 hostages are dead, including three british citizens and so are dozens of islamic militants. i'm joined by our
's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washington know they have to get up very early tomorrow to get the prime location. so, they're resting a bit and maybe watching at home, watching in their hotels and as they watch, we at cnn have reporters and resources s
view the country right now. john king is here with his magic wall. what do you see? >> as the president prepares to take that oath, are the american people with him as he heads into a second term? how do they feel about this? our brand-new poll shows this, people think things are going well in the country. 51% say badly. you see a divided country here and you think, wow, that is not a bad number for the president. when he took office, remember the finance crisis. as the president takes his oath for the second term. this is the high water mark. haf of americans think things are going well. >> let's go to wolf. >> thanks, anderson. kate balduan is with us today. why the president is doing this today and tomorrow. >> i got this question from many people. this decision was made because this official inauguration date, january 20th falls on a sunday. the constitution requires the president to take the oath today. all the public festaveties are being saved for tradition. >> you're watching what's going on carefully behind us. that's the reviewing stand. the president and the first lady and th
second inaugural address. 135 words, short every. >> john quincy adams, first to wear trousers. >> that jumped out at you. >> thanks for spending some of your sunday with us. >> plenty more coverage coming your way. >> i'll be back at 6 eastern with a special edition of special report. >> we'll bo be back tonight as the president delivers remarks at the candlelight celebration beginning his second term. see you tonight. >> hi, everybody. brand new stories and breaking news. >> president obama taking the oath of office to begin his second term. how different was it from four years ago? we are live at the white house. and hundreds of hostages freed in algeria, seeing daylight for the first time in four days. how nations are scrambling to account for those missing including americans. plus, serious new warnings as an unusually severe flu virus continues to spread. the latest numbers showing seniors are americans most vulnerable. it's all happening now. >>> good sunday afternoon to you. i'm john scott. >> in a little news before the football game starts, right, john? >> that's righ
john roberts. >> i do solemnly swear. >> for president obama both a solemn constitutional event in the blue room and a dad sharing an emotional moment with his girls. >> i did it! >> a sigh of relief, 75 days after a tough re-election victory over republican mitt romney but right back to work for a president getting regular updates on the terror attack in algeria a reminder of the grave threat from al qaeda, one of many looming second-term challenges hanging over the swearing in where the aides say the address will bring the nation together. >> people here in washington need to seek common ground he will make that point. >> there are other signs suggesting the opposite such as defiant tone at the news conference last week and a new group made up of fore campaign aides now planning to pressure congress. >> i was surprised this week to see him transition the campaign committee into an ongoing campaign-style effort to have an impact on the washington debate because it doesn't seem the lesson of the first term that worked out very well. >> those battles begin again on tuesday, for n
fleming and john miller. >> now, all along the parade route this song that echoed through the ballpark and my broadcast partner on the radio dave fleming somehow has involuntary reaction to it. a lot of people think he's so into it. whenever the music comes on he can't contain himself. it's not even that and i'm going to show you it right now. >> i'm not sure where you're going with this john. >> it's uncontrollable for him so he's not really into even the thought of it but i want to show you what really happens. we seen him do it so many times in the ballpark. along the parade route they were pleading for him to do it. >> i don't know. >> so really -- now keep your eyes on dave. watch what happens when i say "oh gangom style". >> john, can do it with me too. >> okay, okay. i can't help it. [cheers and applause] now, another thing that occurred to us was that giants winning on the road the way they did, the one thing the giants' players really missed was that ability to share it with all of you, and we thought because they're right in the back here we could give them that feelin
to you. i'm john scott. >> in a little news before the football game starts, right, john? >> that's right. glad to see you everybody. i'm jenna lee. today a historic day. the president officially sworn in for his second term as president of the united states. the oath of office administered by chief justice john roberts in a small ceremony at the white house. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is there live with more. ed, i won't speak for you. i know what it's like to say the wrong words now and then on live television with a live audience. this time, though, the swearing in seemed to be flawless, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. it went off without a hitch at least this time. you remember a bit of a flub from the chief justice four years ago. he went without note cards, was trying to memorize the oath, slipped up a little bit. this time he had note cards in hand. we should note the pageantry of the moment. it was held in the blue room which is a small room, about 30 by 40 feet in the white house, much smaller than the east room where some of the more ceremonial
that pretty much describe what the location was? >> yes, it does, john. >> it's from the navel down to the top of the where the penis joins the anatomy. >> that's correct. >> what was that like? >> well, it's major surgery. i was diagnosed in february of '93 and i had my surgery on may 20th of '93. i was out of the hospital in four days. i was up and walking the d after the surgery and what have you. i was back running three miles a day a month after the surgery. >> did you have full energy? >> oh, yes. i -- i won't kid you, it's a major surgery and it takes a full six weeks before you're back to what i call 100%. >> if you had been seven years younger would you have recovered your full quotient of energy earlier? >> i don't think so. i was very -- i ran for 15-20 years before it so i was in pretty good shape so i don't think being a little younger would have made any dference in my recovery. >> what's the age at which prostate cancer's found? >> there's an autopsy series from out of detroit that demonstrates that men that died of violent causes, there is actually about a 10% incidence of a ti
-span's q&a. >> in 2009, president obama attended a service at st. john's applicable church from across the white house. and they went to the capital for the health and inaugural address. here is a look from the activities of 2009 carried . [applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen. the chief justice of the united states and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mr. william m daley, mr. john w rogers junior, mr. patrick g ryan -- cochairs of the 56th presidential inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect cabinet. >> you are my hero. >> thank you. >> inks for taking care of those people from indiana. -- thanks for taking care of .hose people from indiana >> ladies and gentlemen, please ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter mondale, former vice president al gore, accompanied by mrs. gore. and former vice president dan quayle. >> ladies
of the white house. we want to welcome john mcconnell who spent eight years with president bush and vice president cheney. thank you for being with us. this is from the "washington examiner." then there is this from the "chicago tribune." the issues will be framed tomorrow at his inaugural address. what will we hear? >> no time to waste me anything -- makes me think of president clinton this is about continuity. his time in office is now half finished. he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. he is going to be emphatic about his great ambitions. i do not think this will be a very policy specifics speech. there is an aspiration a level, a bit of discrimination of what we have gone there as a country. this is a characterization of what we have been there as a country. a few of the great goals for the four years to come. not a lot of specifics. >> president obama has the luxury of one more day to prepare for his speech. typically every president is different. what is happening 24 hours before an inaugural speech? do you suspect the president has everything in place typi
in the sense he's playing the republicans well. and he's, as john has been pointing out, you know, his approval ratings are up. he's looking, you know, he boxed them in on the fiscal cliff. he got what he wanted out of that basically. he's done well with his appointme appointments. he's going to get chuck hagel approved, i think. he's going to get some victories. but i worry whether he's doing this in a way that seems host still to republicans and whether for the big -- he's going to win battles but will he win the war? is he going to lose the war by being so tough. >> david, republicans are so unpopular right now, 26% approval according to some polls, that's an advantage for this president. and he's also found a division of labor, sort of like a good marriage, who takes out the garbage. well, he has joe biden to deal with the people he doesn't want to deal with, right? >> if we look back at the end of the next year, we'll get an answer to that. kuz he get a grand bargain, significant immigration through, serious gun reform through. it's too early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republic
than spending cuts. could explain the president comment to john boehner that we don't have a spending problem. black caucus said we don't have entitlement problem. leave entitlements alone. nancy pelosi says we still have a revenue problem. don't leave the tax hikes alone. what is amazing these guys don't address a problem. this weekend we get ready to essentially coronate a president, there is no evidence anywhere among anyone in washington they even see a problem. nowhere in any of the inaugural events is so much as passing bought of spending period. more like a four-day spending palooza, celebrates wonder of government and those that befit from the government the woman who has a job thanks to the auto rescue. the dad's whose family is protecting thanks to the health care law. i think you get the point. austerity isn't the point. more government is. this inaugural weekend is all about a blueprint for revving it up. the white house says it is low-keying the inaugural festivities because of economy, somehow cutting yourself down to two presidential balls doesn't exactly strike me as s
adams was such a remarkable revolutionary leader, and so is his cousin, john. >> yes. >> could you tell us a bit about the different styles of leadership and their different approaches to the issues of the day, how they thought the movement should go forward towards independence? thanks. >> well, the truth is it was a little easier for john adams, because of what sam adams had done before him. and sam adams had been called by a number of people the actual father of the country because he was the chief spokesperson, and policymaker for the sons of liberty. the sons of liberty separate cells really of radical people, opposed to the british, certain, finally a revolution was necessary. that sprung up almost independently across the colonies in connecticut, in new york, in pennsylvania, in south carolina. and sam adams became the chief letter writer, the political strategist and stories told of a neighborhood walk by his house at 2:00 in the morning and he would see the light in the sands of study out there, and now that his pen was going to scribble -- trying to lead us towards independenc
john mackey joins us as we talk groceries. >>> later, how is your poker face? some women in business are unleashing their inner cardsharp as they're facing off. that's no bluff as we take a look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> i think that would be a grave mistake. i don't think that would solve anything. i know they're going to try it, and how far they will go with that game of chicken, i have no idea. >> one thing the public should understand is we're not afraid of anyone, we're not afraid to bring any kind of case against nino matter how big they are, how wealthy they are or how prominent they are. sometimes it takes a while to build those cases. >> too often the debate becomes so simplistic. don't drink soda and somehow the ebeastie city will go away. we know we haven't. but we want to be part of the solution. >> part of the conversation world n. world today, business and politics this week, a healthy lifestyle is part of the mission. and business outlook of my next guest, john mackey is the co-ceo and co-founder of whole foods as well as the author of "conscious capi
john boehner issued a statement critical of the senate saying your body has not passed a budget in for years and it is time to produce a budget that cut spending. >> we did pass one. we did the so-called sequestration legislation. i realize he has to play to his of a. this poor guy could not get sandy relief at the end of the last congress. they finally got through part of it after some local members of his party said do not give any more campaign contributions to republicans until you do. i would like to see the house to some of that. i do not believe i should tell them what to do. we passed a bipartisan farm bill. we worked very hard on it. it passed overwhelmingly. it got to the house they were afraid to even vote one way or another. we passed the violence against women act. how could anyone be in favor of violence against women? it passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. he goes to the house, -- it goes to the house, we cannot do anything on this. we passed the sandy relief. they would not take that on. my message is i appreciate it. i like speaker john boehner. we ar
speechwriter for bill clinton, john mcconnell, a former speechwriter for president bush. we will continue for a few minutes. we have a live view of the north portico entrance of the white house. we are told in a few minutes we will have a scene inside the blue room where the president will be taking the oath of office. by the way, were marking the third time he had to -- marked the third time he has added to the oath of office because of the two over the first time. what do you think is going on there today as they prepare for this tomorrow? >> they are probably trying to wrest up. i bet there will be two run throughs of the address, very few changes, at this point. >> was a necessary for him to come back to the white house and do over the oath of office? >> it was semantics to say that he was the newly inaugurated. >> press secretary robert gibbs said in the abundance of caution, no question that he had taken the oath, as constituted by the concept -- constitution. >> as piquancy, what happened during the presidency, everything from his birth, whether or not he was a socialist, everythin
to come. >> thank you. >> thank you. (applause) >> john said almost everything i wanted to say. but i do want to thank specifically mohammed nuru because he's been incredible. his toehold, everyone. francis and john avalos' office, without her nobody would know what we were doing because she helps us with all of our fliers and everything that we need to do. john has been tireless. he comes to my house on fridays at 5:30 for meetings. he's a great, great supervisor and a champion for our district. and we're excited about this year. we're going to put in a park. we're going to do safety initiatives. we're looking for grant money for more beautification. if anybody is interested in starting a neighborhood watch and getting involved, call me and i can help you get started. it's a great thing to know your neighbors, even the ones who are a pain in the neck. it's a great thing to know your neighbors. [laughter] (applause) >> i would just like to say thank you to all of our neighbors because we have lived in that neighborhood for 37 years and it's just been such a joy to meet people who live ri
, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to get into metropolitan ame, the oldest african methodist episcopal church in washington, d.c., to be with the president and first family. >> i'm very much excited. all the way from africa just to be here and watc
is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby mil
day. >> reporter: so very nicely put in his own words. of course, common, john legend was supposed to be here as well. will i am, he's the guest of honor here at the party. he's hosting the thing. so definitely a fun night to be out here in washington. if it's all right with you, i'm going to go back inside and see if i can join this party. >> when you come back for me, translate. >>> another inaugural event was the children's concert at the washington convention center. first lady and joe biden host the ball to honor children and military spouses. >> for me, this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans in all the things that makes this country so great. and when i think about who we are, what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> also performing at the concert, the cast of glee, usher and katie perry. >> they built up a wonderful community here that includes the biden grandchildren, so they've made fast friends. you know, i think they're grateful
and is john fonte, author "sovereignty or submission" about global covering america's constitutional democracy. during the dinner, mr. fonte delivered a lecture based on his book. it's a little over an hour. [applause] >> thank you. i'm very honored and it's very flattering to be in such good company of the previous winners of the paolucci/bagehot award. it's an honor to receive this, an organization, which for more than 60 years has done wonderful work insisting in the core principles of american civic life. i also wish to extend condolences to the isv community for the recent loss of a great lady and a great scholar, and gallucci. at least to acknowledge gallucci gallucci -- i hope that he would've been pleased at presenting this award to me, as pleased as i am in receiving it. i'm going to proceed as follows. first i'm going to talk about what i call philadelphia sovereignty. second i'm going to examine the ideas of the global governance project, which challenges philadelphia sovereignty. and then we'll move to action and look at the actual activities. fourth, will examine the significance
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